Best Medicine Scientists in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Medicine scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Medicine, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Medicine, over 65,743 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 70 if most of their publications are in the field of Medicine. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Walter C. Willett

Walter C. Willett

Harvard University, United States
D-index 347 Citations 626,421 2,641
2 World 2 National Graham A. Colditz

Graham A. Colditz

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 314 Citations 381,607 1,539
3 World 3 National JoAnn E. Manson

JoAnn E. Manson

Harvard Medical School, United States
D-index 308 Citations 359,636 1,853
4 World 4 National Ronald C. Kessler

Ronald C. Kessler

Harvard University, United States
D-index 300 Citations 424,563 1,063
5 World 5 National Frank B. Hu

Frank B. Hu

Harvard University, United States
D-index 287 Citations 330,866 1,765
6 World 6 National Albert Hofman

Albert Hofman

Harvard University, United States
D-index 278 Citations 330,852 2,176
7 World 7 National Eugene Braunwald

Eugene Braunwald

Harvard Medical School, United States
D-index 273 Citations 361,164 1,686
9 World 8 National Meir J. Stampfer

Meir J. Stampfer

Harvard University, United States
D-index 267 Citations 428,341 1,571
11 World 9 National Ralph B. D'Agostino

Ralph B. D'Agostino

Wake Forest University, United States
D-index 258 Citations 293,733 1,148
12 World 10 National Daniel Levy

Daniel Levy

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 254 Citations 292,312 857
13 World 11 National Paul M. Ridker

Paul M. Ridker

Harvard Medical School, United States
D-index 251 Citations 313,322 1,090
15 World 12 National Steven A. Rosenberg

Steven A. Rosenberg

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 241 Citations 255,978 1,085
17 World 13 National Richard A. Flavell

Richard A. Flavell

Yale University, United States
D-index 239 Citations 217,626 1,013
18 World 14 National Hagop M. Kantarjian

Hagop M. Kantarjian

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
D-index 236 Citations 267,801 3,498
20 World 15 National Peter Libby

Peter Libby

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
D-index 234 Citations 248,602 833
21 World 16 National Eric B. Rimm

Eric B. Rimm

Harvard University, United States
D-index 232 Citations 207,838 1,046
22 World 17 National Robert M. Califf

Robert M. Califf

Duke University, United States
D-index 231 Citations 228,195 1,509
25 World 18 National John Q. Trojanowski

John Q. Trojanowski

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 223 Citations 210,927 1,152
26 World 19 National Bruce S. McEwen

Bruce S. McEwen

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 223 Citations 212,818 925
27 World 20 National Eric J. Topol

Eric J. Topol

Scripps Research Institute, United States
D-index 223 Citations 199,995 1,313
28 World 21 National Christopher J L Murray

Christopher J L Murray

University of Washington, United States
D-index 221 Citations 377,827 640
29 World 22 National William B. Kannel

William B. Kannel

Boston University, United States
D-index 221 Citations 252,226 528
30 World 23 National Charles A. Dinarello

Charles A. Dinarello

University of Colorado Denver, United States
D-index 220 Citations 182,865 1,011
32 World 24 National Harlan M. Krumholz

Harlan M. Krumholz

Yale University, United States
D-index 218 Citations 192,702 1,328
33 World 25 National Bernard Rosner

Bernard Rosner

Harvard University, United States
D-index 217 Citations 209,769 1,193
34 World 26 National Frank E. Speizer

Frank E. Speizer

Harvard University, United States
D-index 217 Citations 190,599 619
35 World 27 National Ronald Klein

Ronald Klein

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 216 Citations 183,084 1,137
36 World 28 National Anthony S. Fauci

Anthony S. Fauci

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 216 Citations 177,866 845
38 World 29 National Bert Vogelstein

Bert Vogelstein

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 214 Citations 291,007 496
42 World 30 National Ramachandran S. Vasan

Ramachandran S. Vasan

Boston University, United States
D-index 211 Citations 209,993 1,057
43 World 31 National Luigi Ferrucci

Luigi Ferrucci

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 210 Citations 195,509 1,339
45 World 32 National Ralph H. Hruban

Ralph H. Hruban

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
D-index 208 Citations 170,381 991
46 World 33 National Scott M. Grundy

Scott M. Grundy

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
D-index 208 Citations 316,588 792
47 World 34 National Stephen V. Faraone

Stephen V. Faraone

SUNY Upstate Medical University, United States
D-index 207 Citations 157,695 1,138
48 World 35 National Valentin Fuster

Valentin Fuster

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
D-index 207 Citations 248,371 1,545
49 World 36 National Mark P. Mattson

Mark P. Mattson

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
D-index 206 Citations 137,351 710
50 World 37 National Aaron R. Folsom

Aaron R. Folsom

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 206 Citations 162,801 1,033
51 World 38 National Peter W.F. Wilson

Peter W.F. Wilson

Emory University, United States
D-index 206 Citations 191,710 619
53 World 39 National Kenneth C. Anderson

Kenneth C. Anderson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 202 Citations 152,425 1,012
54 World 40 National Solomon H. Snyder

Solomon H. Snyder

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
D-index 201 Citations 151,097 661
56 World 41 National Tamara B. Harris

Tamara B. Harris

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 201 Citations 165,325 942
57 World 42 National Julie E. Buring

Julie E. Buring

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
D-index 201 Citations 183,475 993
59 World 43 National Bruce M. Psaty

Bruce M. Psaty

University of Washington, United States
D-index 200 Citations 164,415 1,110
60 World 44 National David R. Jacobs

David R. Jacobs

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 200 Citations 161,235 1,309
62 World 46 National Bruce D. Walker

Bruce D. Walker

Harvard University, United States
D-index 199 Citations 145,592 980
63 World 45 National Robert G. Webster

Robert G. Webster

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, United States
D-index 199 Citations 131,733 820
65 World 47 National John P. A. Ioannidis

John P. A. Ioannidis

Stanford University, United States
D-index 197 Citations 249,379 1,070
66 World 48 National Irving L. Weissman

Irving L. Weissman

Stanford University, United States
D-index 197 Citations 167,175 794
68 World 49 National Simon I. Hay

Simon I. Hay

University of Washington, United States
D-index 197 Citations 241,088 573
70 World 50 National Matthew Meyerson

Matthew Meyerson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 195 Citations 269,933 490
73 World 51 National Dennis W. Dickson

Dennis W. Dickson

Mayo Clinic, United States
D-index 194 Citations 141,860 957
74 World 52 National Dennis S. Charney

Dennis S. Charney

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
D-index 194 Citations 146,109 651
75 World 53 National Martin B. Leon

Martin B. Leon

Columbia University Medical Center, United States
D-index 194 Citations 167,814 1,311
77 World 54 National Carlo M. Croce

Carlo M. Croce

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 193 Citations 175,134 751
80 World 55 National David R. Holmes

David R. Holmes

Mayo Clinic, United States
D-index 193 Citations 152,878 1,431
81 World 56 National Gabriel N. Hortobagyi

Gabriel N. Hortobagyi

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
D-index 192 Citations 133,719 1,296
82 World 57 National Rakesh K. Jain

Rakesh K. Jain

Harvard University, United States
D-index 191 Citations 186,332 927
83 World 58 National Ronald C. Petersen

Ronald C. Petersen

Mayo Clinic, United States
D-index 191 Citations 171,179 903
84 World 59 National John C. Morris

John C. Morris

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 191 Citations 160,182 1,146
85 World 60 National John E. Morley

John E. Morley

Saint Louis University, United States
D-index 190 Citations 143,036 1,454
86 World 61 National Michael Chopp

Michael Chopp

Oakland University, United States
D-index 189 Citations 128,304 1,056
88 World 62 National Hans-Olov Adami

Hans-Olov Adami

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
D-index 189 Citations 141,856 1,183
89 World 63 National Joel Schwartz

Joel Schwartz

Harvard University, United States
D-index 188 Citations 117,688 872
90 World 64 National Philip A. Wolf

Philip A. Wolf

Boston University, United States
D-index 188 Citations 174,536 472
91 World 65 National Roberto Romero

Roberto Romero

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 188 Citations 164,180 1,499
92 World 66 National Murray F. Brennan

Murray F. Brennan

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
D-index 188 Citations 126,456 862
93 World 67 National Marc A. Pfeffer

Marc A. Pfeffer

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
D-index 188 Citations 180,431 723
94 World 68 National Paul G. Richardson

Paul G. Richardson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 187 Citations 137,127 1,262
97 World 69 National Lewis H. Kuller

Lewis H. Kuller

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 187 Citations 135,977 981
99 World 70 National Nora D. Volkow

Nora D. Volkow

National Institute on Drug Abuse, United States
D-index 186 Citations 136,202 951
102 World 71 National David W. Bates

David W. Bates

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
D-index 186 Citations 163,391 1,256
103 World 72 National William J. Sandborn

William J. Sandborn

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 186 Citations 141,722 1,233
104 World 73 National Lawrence Corey

Lawrence Corey

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States
D-index 185 Citations 121,597 906
106 World 74 National Michel C. Nussenzweig

Michel C. Nussenzweig

Rockefeller University, United States
D-index 184 Citations 118,970 480
107 World 75 National Jorge E. Cortes

Jorge E. Cortes

Augusta University, United States
D-index 184 Citations 130,108 2,189
110 World 76 National Gordon B. Mills

Gordon B. Mills

Oregon Health & Science University, United States
D-index 183 Citations 174,175 933
111 World 77 National Gerald I. Shulman

Gerald I. Shulman

Yale University, United States
D-index 183 Citations 141,285 555
113 World 78 National Richard B. Lipton

Richard B. Lipton

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, United States
D-index 182 Citations 131,098 1,040
114 World 79 National George F. Koob

George F. Koob

National Institute on Drug Abuse, United States
D-index 182 Citations 118,447 763
115 World 80 National L. Joseph Melton

L. Joseph Melton

Mayo Clinic, United States
D-index 182 Citations 129,807 510
116 World 81 National Christopher J. O'Donnell

Christopher J. O'Donnell

VA Boston Healthcare System, United States
D-index 181 Citations 150,912 735
119 World 83 National Barbara E. K. Klein

Barbara E. K. Klein

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 181 Citations 116,475 732
120 World 84 National Virginia M.-Y. Lee

Virginia M.-Y. Lee

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 180 Citations 127,768 667
123 World 85 National Elaine S. Jaffe

Elaine S. Jaffe

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 180 Citations 142,979 775
125 World 86 National Robert M. Strieter

Robert M. Strieter

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 180 Citations 92,533 578
126 World 87 National Jedd D. Wolchok

Jedd D. Wolchok

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
D-index 180 Citations 191,682 747
127 World 88 National Sidney C. Smith

Sidney C. Smith

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 180 Citations 353,016 418
128 World 89 National Gregg C. Fonarow

Gregg C. Fonarow

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 180 Citations 156,239 1,497
130 World 90 National John D. Minna

John D. Minna

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
D-index 179 Citations 117,620 750
132 World 91 National Adi F. Gazdar

Adi F. Gazdar

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
D-index 178 Citations 125,622 683
134 World 92 National Thomas E. Starzl

Thomas E. Starzl

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 178 Citations 121,202 1,558
135 World 93 National Steven N. Blair

Steven N. Blair

University of South Carolina, United States
D-index 178 Citations 186,338 796
138 World 94 National Kenneth W. Kinzler

Kenneth W. Kinzler

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 177 Citations 212,152 384
139 World 95 National Susan E. Hankinson

Susan E. Hankinson

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 177 Citations 123,249 1,005
140 World 96 National Robert A. Kyle

Robert A. Kyle

Mayo Clinic, United States
D-index 177 Citations 118,248 1,026
141 World 98 National Howard I. Scher

Howard I. Scher

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
D-index 177 Citations 137,674 948
142 World 99 National Deepak L. Bhatt

Deepak L. Bhatt

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
D-index 177 Citations 151,158 1,803
143 World 97 National Barry J. Maron

Barry J. Maron

Tufts Medical Center, United States
D-index 177 Citations 122,025 740
144 World 100 National Wylie Vale

Wylie Vale

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
D-index 176 Citations 125,796 685

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